"...She has to learn everything has a name. That words can be her eyes, the everything outside her and inside, too. What is she without words? With them she can think, have ideas, be reached. There's not a thought or fact that can't be hers. You publish a newspaper, Mr, Keller. Do I need to tell you what words are? And she has them already. . . . 18 nouns and three verbs. They're in her fingers now. I just need to push them into her mind! One, and everything under the sun will follow."
-- Annie Sullivan,
The Miracle Worker ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark Twain says "the difference between the right word and the wrong word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."